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March 31, 2021
Minnesota Guardianship and Conservatorship Law Handbook Authored, Edited, and Presented by Bob McLeod

The new, third edition of the Minnesota Guardianship and Conservatorship Law Handbook is now available from Minnesota CLE. Authored and edited by Best & Flanagan’s Bob McLeod, the Handbook has been fully updated to cover the 2020 legislative changes to Minnesota’s guardianship and conservatorship statues, and now includes an eFormbook containing more than 140 forms in use by the Minnesota Judicial Branch.

Using the Handbook, Bob presented a series of webcasts throughout the month of March to guide Minnesota practitioners through the new changes to the law. The series concludes this afternoon with “Your First Guardianship and/or Conservatorship Case Under the New Law,” where Bob will guide attorneys through their first guardianship and/or conservatorship under the new law, and provide a comprehensive overview and in-depth coverage of the most important aspects of the changes practitioners should be aware of.

Previous sessions from this series will be available on-demand through Minnesota CLE. The complete webcast includes:

  • Bill of Particulars and Medical Records
  • Pleadings and Orders Under the New Law
  • Supported Decision-Making and Less-Restrictive Alternatives
  • Powers and Duties Under the New Law
  • Your First Guardianship and/or Conservatorship Case Under the New Law


Bob McLeod is listed as among the Top 100 Lawyers in Minnesota for his accomplished probate, trust, guardianship and fiduciary litigation practice. Bob often works on everything that involves the probate court. He writes estate plans that range from a simple will to the most advanced estate planning the law allows. Bob is also very experienced in guardianships and conservatorships.

In collaboration with the Minnesota Legislature, Bob drafted the state’s probate and guardianship law, and assisted in developing the court-approved forms requested by the state for use by attorneys practicing guardianship and conservatorship law. In addition to writing and updating Minnesota CLE’s Guardianship and Conservatorship Handbook, he has written or co-written multiple articles for publication in the William Mitchell Law Review, The Monthly Digest of Tax Articles and the Journal of Taxation, among others.

Bob is a frequent public speaker on topics surrounding estate planning, probate, trusts, guardianships and conservatorships. He is the author of the Death and Taxes Law blog.

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